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Unread 03-04-2006, 11:39 AM
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My DH is taking me out for dinner and I wanted to put something on other than my XL sweats, so I put on a comfy outfit that use to be big on's been on about 1 hr now, and my belly is hurting already.....please tell me things will get better????
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Unread 03-04-2006, 11:46 AM
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You are one week ahead of me, but I feel for ya. I too am tired of wearing my sweats. I envy the fact that you felt well enough to go out to dinner. I want to be well NOW. From reading all the posts and the timelines...this recovery process can take a looooong time. The Docs all say 4-6 weeks...but I have read it can take up to a year to feel like your old self again. Give yourself a break....and know that you are not alone. This is very tough sometimes.
Unread 03-04-2006, 01:53 PM
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Don't dispair!! I hear that swelly belllies eventually go away! I still wear my comfy pants and sweat pants when I go out to be comfortable. I'm 8 weeks this coming Tuesday. I wore my Old Navy lounge pants with a nice sweater back to work yesterday. Wear what feels good. Just keep in mind that this is temporary. You won't have to wear sweat pants forever! LOL! Wear what feels best on your belly. . .I went out to dinner at week 4 for the first time in my lounge pants- (they look like light weight sweats without the elastic on the bottom.) Since I'm back to work full time on Monday, I went to the clearance rack of my favorite clothing store and bought 2 pair of pants one size bigger than I usually wear, with a little spandex in the fabric blend, and I'll wear either them or the lounge pants until I can get back into my regular pants.
Keep in mind that we have all been through surgery and our bodies need to recover. Wear those sweatpants proudly! LOL! I do!
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Unread 03-04-2006, 02:04 PM
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I Have Discovered Dresses & Nightgowns! There Are So Many Cute Little Dresses That Are Casual! Tell You What, I Am So Darn Excited, And Much More Comfortble! Yahoo! I Also Got A Haircut. Wierd How Exciting Little Things Like That Can Be. Lifted My Mood A Ton. Good Luck To You. It Does Get Better!
Unread 03-04-2006, 02:16 PM
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There are also great skirts out with elastic waists! I forgot about the black one I recently purchased for school. It's kind of a peasant looking thing. I can wear it with boots and because it is well below my knees, I don't need pantyhose! Happy to hear how good you feel!
Unread 03-04-2006, 03:04 PM
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Hi, Take your time, It's still VERY early for you to fit into your regular clothes. It's been 3 and a half months for me and I still only fit into SOME of my clothes. It seems to be on and off depending on how much i did the day before. I had to buy larger jeans for work and play, something i recommend if you can afford it.
It seems that if i wear anything even slightly tight, my belly swells even more. I think we all tend to forget that this is MAJOR surgery, and like most women, we just want to shake it off and carry on. Make the most of this time and rest!

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